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The right dress for an interview

Whether Indian or Western Wear, choose an outfit with clean cuts. Do not wear something that you aren’t used to otherwise. For instance, there’s no point wearing a dupatta or a short skirt if you are going to keep yourself busy handling it. It only reflects lack of confidence and poise.

fashion and trends Updated: Jun 14, 2012 01:23 IST

The right dress for an interview

1 Go for clean cut: Whether Indian or Western Wear, choose an outfit with clean cuts. Do not wear something that you aren’t used to otherwise. For instance, there’s no point wearing a dupatta or a short skirt if you are going to keep yourself busy handling it. It only reflects lack of confidence and poise.

2 What to wear: A sari in medium tones of any hue, or a long kurta with churidaar is a good pick from Indian Wear. Incase you opt for western wear, trousers with formal shirts or knee-length dresses look the best.

3 Less is more: Opt for minimum jewellery, moderate perfume and classic shoes. Pay attention to minute details such as nails, hair and skin. It gives an impression of how well-groomed and hygiene conscious you are.

4 Climate specific: Choose the colour and fabric according to the climate. Choose printed cotton sarees for summer and silk sarees for winter. Avoid all sorts of heavy and chunky embellishments.

5 Say no to these: Sporty casuals are a big no no. It’s annoying to see women queuing up for an interview in a skinny yellow tee and tight jeans. Don’t team up those bright sneakers with your dress. You’ve come for an interview, not an athletic meet!

With inputs from Chhaya Mehrotra, fashion designer